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Berkeley Rodeway Inn
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I stayed here until I could find an apartment. I wasn't sure about it after reading some of the reviews but very pleased after I got there.
Location is on a very busy University ave & can be easily missed . The dive way is just an opening to the street but opens to a large square w/ rooms on the perimeter. It is amazingly quiet considering the location.
The size of the rooms are just fine...not large but I just needed a place to sleep. Very clean & fairly updated. Bed was comfortable; clean linens. Can't remember if there was a coffee pot. But there was coffee & breakfast food in the lobby ( the usual motel breakfast snacks).
As a travel nurse, I can usually have an extended stay until a place can be found. Most vendors have a (hospital/extended stay) discount. Although the manager was courteous he seemed a bit offended when I asked about it. It was full price all the way w/ this guy. No worries but felt he may have wanted a long term paying customer. At least it was motivation to find an apartment.
Not a fancy place but it is clean, quiet (one level, only), & convenient for my needs. Price on par for Berkeley (everything is a bit expensive).

  • Stayed: January 2014
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2014

Dear Losbozos,

Thank you for choosing Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed the quiet setting of the hotel. We take great pride in our cleanliness and are glad you noticed. Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Best Regards,

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Very clean and comfortable. Convenient location in Berkeley
Plenty of parking and a very safe environment
Breakfast was good. The breakfast area is small
Rooms have been recently renovated ,and sink and bathroom very clean

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
Thank Abdul S
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Dear Abdul S,
Thank you for choosing Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We take great pride in our cleanliness and are glad that you noticed. Thank you for your positive review, we are glad that we were able to provide a safe environment during your stay.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

We were given a room that stunk horribly of some strange sour odor that, despite traveling all day w a small child, we decided we had to leave (15 min after our arrival) at 12am on a Fri morning in January. I have asthma & my lungs were literally burning.
When my husband called the front desk, the attendant pretended he had no idea what smell we could be referring to. However, when I looked at other travelers reviews on different sites, I saw that others had complained of a bad smell. When my husband went to speak w the front desk personally about the problem, a male & female manager refused to issue a refund & YELLED that now bc of our decision to stay elsewhere at 12am, they would be unable to rent out the room for the night.
So we left, found another hotel & I had difficulties breathing for the next 10 hours.
Stay far away from this place.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
Thank Hayley S
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2014

Dear Hayley S,

Thank you for choosing Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We are sorry for any inconveniences you experienced. We will look into it and hope we may welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Kind of dubious, but I was really blown away by how nice this little property is. Very clean, spotless, well maintained, and the staff was quite friendly and helpful. Location is great too!!!

It's very basic....BUT, if you look closely, you'll see great attention to detail. For example, the parking lot. Spotless, well landscaped, etc. If they pay that much attention to the parking lot, the rest MUST be fine.

Room Tip: The only thing is that parking lot can fill up; there is ample street parking right in front though...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank rrz518
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Dear rrz518,

Thank you for staying at Berkley Rodeway Inn. We take great pride in providing a clean environment for our guests and are glad that you noticed! Looking forward to see you again.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

Clean. Fresh coat of paint on interior and exterior surfaces. Bathroom seemed fresh, newly appointed. Room spotless. Furniture was a bit worn but not in any way that mattered. Man at the desk was friendly an efficient. I had a package mailed to the office to hold for my arrival. Before I could even ask for it, the manager was reaching for it when I handed him my ID. Shower water pressure was terrible, but that's California's strict water usage codes for you. Mine at home's not much better because of the gpm regs here. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed: December 2013
Thank Natasha_Southtown
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Dear Natasha,

Thank you for staying at Berkeley Rodeway Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience our staff's hospitality. Sorry about shower pressure, unfortunately you are right about California's strict water usage codes. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

As long as you know what type of place you are staying at, you will not be disappointed. The Rodeway inn is what I would consider as the typical US motel where you park your car in front of your room. However, the rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable, the shower and the heating work well. It is a 5 minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station and a 20 minute walk to downtown Berkeley. Also, the breakfast is quite nice (cereal, good coffee, good orange juice, apples, frozen french toast and waffles, toasts). It is not luxurious, but for it is great value. The guy at the front desk was nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank luimart
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ManagerDM, Manager at Berkeley Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Dear Lumiart,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Rodeway Inn while traveling to Berkeley. We are pleased that you found our accommodations comfortable and clean and enjoyed our continental breakfast. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again.

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Address: 1461 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1508 (Formerly Berkeley Travel Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Berkeley
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Berkeley
Price Range: £64 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Berkeley Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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